Updated April 3, 2019

2020 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match

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June 2019

26 June 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online

Designated program administrators and program directors will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to log in to CaRMS Online.

Note: if you are a program director or administrator for this match and have not received an email from us, please let us know at communication@carms.ca.

Program description updates

Program directors and administrators may log into CaRMS Online and start updating their program descriptions. All programs must update their program descriptions for the new match year before they are published on carms.ca on August 6, 2019.

Note: Program descriptions can be updated throughout the match if critical updates are needed.

August 2019

6 August 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online for applicants

All applicants can log into their CaRMS Online account to begin their application.

6 August 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Program descriptions published on carms.ca

Program descriptions are available on carms.ca for applicants to review.

September 2019

12 September 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

File reviewer and filter setup

Program directors and administrators may add or remove file reviewers for their program(s) in CaRMS Online.

Once file reviewers have been added, they will receive an email from CaRMS with instructions on how to create an account. Applications will be available for review when file review opens on September 18 at 12:05 ET.

18 September 2019 at 12:05 ET

File review period begins

All programs and file reviewers may access to all applications that have been submitted to their program(s) through CaRMS Online.

October 2019

11 October 2019

DEADLINE: Invitations to interviews complete

All invitations to interviews are sent by programs by this date.

18 October 2019 - 25 November 2019

National interview period

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants during this period.

November 2019

7 November 2019

Reversions discussion period begins

Q and A discussion regarding reversions, if required, to ensure final reversions are received and understood by CaRMS, by the PGME reversion deadline.

7 November 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Once you have submitted your rank order list, your postgraduate office can begin reviewing and approving. To make changes to your submitted list, contact your postgraduate office.

PGME Ranking, quota and reversion approval period begins 

PGME office users can begin approving program rank order lists in CaRMS Online. Postgraduate offices can also approve quota and submit any reversion instructions starting today.

25 November 2019 at 14:00 ET

DEADLINE: Submission of program rank order lists

Programs must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 14:00 ET.

28 November 2019 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: PGME ranking, quota and reversion approval

Postgraduate office users must approve rank order lists, quota and submit any reversion instructions by this date.

December 2019

11 December 2019 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results for the 2020 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match are available through CaRMS Online.

January 2020

14 January 2020 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

CaRMS Online access closes for the 2020 Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Match. We recommend programs download and save any match-related files before this date. Matched applicant files can only be retrieved from your postgraduate office once CaRMS Online closes.

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